Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

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    Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    Calling all dive watch fanatics and aficionados! I'm looking to purchase my next dive watch and it's between two choices.

    The Rolex Deep Sea Sea-Dweller or Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm.

    I don't dive, so the choice is based purely on aesthetics, movement and reputation.

    I like my watches with wrist presence so 44mm vs 45mm is not an issue and I don't mind the thickness of either of them.

    The DSSD comes on a bracelet which is a big plus and even though I don't dive, the fact the DSSD can go deeper is a big selling point.

    However, the Blancpain looks like a piece that can be dressed up or down and that bezel is one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful on any dive watch seen.

    I seem to like the dial of the FF more because it's just a clean look while the Rolex has way too much text and different fonts.

    We all know about the rep of Rolex and the history that comes along with it, but did you know that the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was the original modern dive watch?

    HISTORY OF FIFTY FATHOMS

    The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was the original modern dive watch. Yes, you read that correctly. While many people would instinctively give this title to the more well-known Rolex Submariner, the Fifty Fathoms actually debuted a number of innovations a year before the Submariner.

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    All that being said, at the end of the day a Rolex is a Rolex and I've shied away in the past because of the smaller 40mm dials on the subs. However, now that there is a 44mm which some serious thickness, now may be the time to dive right it (pun intended).

    I may just have to go for one and eventually switch it up for the other, but the agony of choosing which one is killing me!

    First world problems I know, but just wanted to take a poll and see which dive watch the aficionado's would decide.

    Please feel free to post your opinion on why you would go with one over the other.

    Cheers!


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    Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    Between these two, my vote goes to the rolex. But when compared to the (regular) BP Bathyscaphe (or Chrono flyback) the choice would be obvious to me...good luck with your dilemma
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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    The 50, anytime, everytime
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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    Wish I had this issue. Both watches on my want list. I would go BP however the tribute to aqua lung version

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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    No question about it for me, the Rolex DSSD! Cheers, Bill P.

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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    TBH I prefer the design of the FF however I'd buy the DSSD as I prefer SS bracelets and dislike the SS option for the FF.

    However if the Bathy were also an option I'd go for that one, in TI with the NATO over the DSSD and FF due to it being a more versatile and wearable than the other two behemoths. Having tried on the DSSD before, it's too top heavy to be an every day watch and wouldn't fit under a cuff. Strikes me as a real door handle magnet.
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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    FF for the win (even if I much prefer the bathyscaphe, in the blancpain divers line up).

    The Rollex DSSD is just a joke. Too big, too thick, too heavy to be worn on earth. Too bloody expensive to be worn as a diving tool.
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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    Why does it matter if the dssd can go deeper if you don't dive?

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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    I'm w Blancpain Aqualung or 50 Fathoms. If u still want Rolex Dssd but at a fraction lesser, y not take a look at Helberg CH1 Ss


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    Re: Can't make up my mind! Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 45mm or Rolex DSSD?

    FF


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